Summer is over, which means it’s time for the most stylish season of all: autumn. Huntsman released its seasonal garms just a few weeks ago and now that colder weather is finally upon us, we reached out to the experts at the legendary Savile Row house for a breakdown of the perfect fall outfit.
Founded in 1849, London’s famed Savile Row house Huntsman is known for its expert tailoring, combining unmatched craftsmanship with contemporary styling. Over the course of the last 170+ years, the house has created bespoke pieces for some of history’s most famous figures, from Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby to Katharine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor.
Today Huntsman is regarded as one of the longest-standing and most innovative bespoke houses on Savile Row, serving as the tailor of choice to celebrities and royalty. The house has become so influential that its impact can now be felt beyond fashion, inspiring blockbuster films in the form of Matthew Vaughn’s film franchise Kingsman, where Huntsman provided wardrobe for the characters and certain scenes even featured the store itself.
In 2016, Huntsman officially touched down in America, unique for a Savile Row house, opening a pied-à-terre on 57th Street in New York. Since then the house hasn’t slowed down, recently adding Huntsman at Home to its streak of innovations. A fully virtual experience that brings the renowned service of Savile Row into the homes of customers around the world, shoppers can connect with Huntsman’s in-store teams for personalized consultations.
Through Huntsman at Home, customers can provide measurements virtually under the guidance of client managers and cutters for both made-to-order and ready-to-wear items. The service can also be used to browse the latest arrivals and sample fabrics, all under the expert eye of a veteran client manager.
With autumn in full swing, we tapped Huntsman at Home to break down the perfect seasonal outfit. Below, Huntsman Sr. Client Manager Daniel Mullady lists some of his favorite fall pieces and lets us in on delivering 180 years of heritage physically and digitally.
Let’s start with the basics. Tell me the pieces you’d recommend for the perfect fall outfit.
This is the base piece for one of my favorite winter looks. Pair these with the below pullover for a great color and fabric combination.
Offered in a handful of warm colors this season, you can never go wrong pairing indigo with dark grey.
The Balmacaan overcoat is an easy, versatile option to wear with this outfit. The raglan sleeves offer flexibility and comfort, which means it can be worn casually or with a suit when you don’t want mobility to be limited.
The finishing touch: a beautiful, super-fine cashmere scarf that creates a more elegant look while keeping you nice and warm.
Beyond the expert craftsmanship at the heart of every garment, like the above recommendations, what else can people expect when stepping into the Huntsman universe?
Stepping through the doors of 11 Savile Row is stepping into 180 years worth of bespoke excellence. Clients can relax with a drink in front of the fire adorned with our legendary Stag Heads, or enjoy the private pleasure of an hour or so spent in the Huntsman Club, a member’s space for clients to shop, relax, and unwind in the heart of Mayfair.
For clients visiting us in New York, our historic pied-à-terre is a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle down below. Situated in the heart of Manhattan, 57th Street is a home away from home, and features a dedicated Cutting Theatre for our American Clients. Enjoy a whiskey with the team and chat about our new services and products—there’s no better way to shop!
What about online customers? How do you deliver this renowned service and heritage virtually?
Whether you’re chatting with us in 11 Savile Row or 57th Street, you’ll be connected right to the heart of the house. Through Huntsman at Home, we’re on hand for everything from styling advice and personal shopping to a tour of our famed premises and a catch up with your personal Client Manager. Via text, chat, and video call, we walk customers through new styles and fabric suggestions, and provide general information around our full range of bespoke services.
Waiting for a call back is so passé—reach out to us live and we’ll be happy to help!
Why do you think Huntsman has become the tailor of choice for influential figures around the world?
With 180 years’ worth of heritage, there’s a tremendous amount of experience and expertise that has been passed down throughout Huntsman. We’ve always understood that every client has unique sartorial requirements; the team at Huntsman recognizes and celebrates that.
It’s the highest level and most personal service you can enjoy, which is why Huntsman has been the tailor of choice for royalty, rockstars, and some of the world’s most sartorially discerning ladies and gentlemen for over a century. To be a Huntsman or Huntswoman is to be part of this exclusive club.
It feels like ages since there was such a thing as “normal” life. What have been some of the most popular pieces since the pandemic upended just about everything?
As working from home becomes the norm, we’ve seen our clients move away from structured workwear and conventional suiting, opting instead for sophisticated tailored separates. Versatile and practical for days spent in home offices and Zoom conferences, wardrobe staples such as tailored flannel trousers and subtle tweed sports coats and blazers have become more appealing since they’re suitable for both work and leisure.
Additionally, our fantastic Cashmerillo shirting is luxuriously soft and warm, truly a pleasure to wear again and again. Lastly, our finest merino knitwear is perfect for when a shirt and tie are not required!
Head to huntsmansavilerow.com to virtually shop with a Huntsman Client Manager for even more personalized product recommendations.
All images courtesy of Huntsman.